We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!

(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

@Framasoft yes, indeed we do need an alternative, but with this kind of projects I wonder how could them be sustainable on a long run. Hosting a streaming service like this will be expensive, and while removing ads may sound good on a first look, it will make it hard to get the resources needed.


Not really: if you go to you'll see that install, maintain and upgrade PeerTube is quite cheap because:
* every sysadmin could install his/her own instance of peertube (+100 instances actually)
* every instances can talk to each others (search on "miaowtube" shows results from "dogtube" and "rabbittube")
* PeerTube use WebTorrent to lower bandwith usage of instances

@Framasoft i myself host a peertube instance, at .

peertube is wonderful and it is very worthwhile



I just discovered peertube and been looking for people to follow, will definitely check out your channel

@Framasoft Huh. This KissKissBankBank stuff asks me for a shipping address even though I don‘t want you to ship me anything...

No thanks, I guess I will just donate to Framasoft using the regular channels or @Liberapay, hope that also works for you?

@arx @Liberapay

Yep. Totally !
(or peut a fake adress for shipping adress :) )

@Framasoft @Liberapay Ok, so I realized that if you select "No reward", you don't need to enter a shipping address. So count me in and let's hope you reach the goal!

@Framasoft def wanna see this work well. I ran into an issue with peertube in the Brave browser and investigated the problem a bit in their repo.

There was an outstanding issue from February that seems tied to a couple of other webtorrent issues. and I made a comment.

With any luck the next update might include fixes that make it compatible! Looking forward to using it :)

@Framasoft @Chocobozzz I haven't looked at the issue tracker yet to confirm the issue was closed but it seems to be working now!

I'm on version 0.23.19 on windows at the moment, with the built in torrent tool turned off.


@Framasoft sadly it will die when upload filters are mandatory. So call your MEP and tell them.

@Framasoft Interesting. How exactly does it do the P2P sharing? via some potentially insecure web scripts or does it use something like IPFS? Can it be used without JavaScript?

@agris @Framasoft WebRTC and WebSeed (BitTorrent specs) with the WebTorrent library

@Framasoft I'd love a free alternative but it's just not gonna work for me with a 30 FPS limit. I can't upload any of my content since 30 FPS makes it look terrible. Many people have monitors with refresh rates of 144 Hz and above, there's no good reason for there to be a legacy 30 FPS limit.

I took a look at the commit history and apparently the limit was set in place as a workaround for some issue, so I'm not even quite sure where I could request it being removed (and if my request would be heard).

@YaLTeR @Framasoft We begin with 30FPS and 1080p max and then we'll try (and debug) 60FPS and 4K. If you want > 30FPS, please create an issue and test it on a local instance for example :)

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